Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

One of the most important parts of good HVAC maintenance is swapping out your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running efficiently and is also an important part of increasing and maintaining your indoor air quality. The EPA has released that the air inside your home can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in highly developed cities. We spend the majority of our times indoors, so your air filter is on the front line for boosting indoor air quality. So what else do we need to realize when it comes to air filters?

Filter Replacement

The most basic way to tell you out how often to swap your filter would be, whenever it’s dirty. Of course, we don’t want you to have to check your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a good rule of thumb is every 1-2 months for the greatest results.

The frequency you have to replace your filter is settled by a number of factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to change your filter more frequently. Follow your filter provider’s advice on how often to change your filter as the advice depends on a variety of factors in your home.

A clogged filter will also cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to go up and it can adversely impact the life of your system. Built up dirt and system neglect are two of the main causes of system failure. This system damage is entirely avoidable with routine maintenance, including regularly replacing your air filters.

Regularly swapping out your air filter is a basic thing to do and also an easy thing to overlook. If it’s been a while since you’ve inspected the status of your filter, consider this post your reminder. We are always here to help you breathe healthier and easier. If you have any questions about improving your indoor air quality give the experts at Honke Heating & AC a call at 503-376-8806.

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